Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 1/26/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
The Dallas Mavericks are hitting the road to Footprint Center on Thursday where they will go up against the Phoenix Suns.
The Mavericks stepped onto the hardwood against the Wizards and took a loss by a score of 127-126 in their last contest. Dallas walked away from the game with a 52.8% field goal percentage (47 of 89) and converted 10 of 30 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Mavericks buried 22 of their 26 attempts for a percentage of 84.6%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 38 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 24 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When talking about defense, Dallas let their opponent shoot 50.6% from the field on 42 out of 83 shooting. Washington doled out 28 assists and had 7 steals for this game. In addition, Washington pulled down 41 rebounds (6 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Washington ended up going 78.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 32 of their 41 attempts. They also converted 11 out of their 30 attempts from downtown. In the matter of fouls, the Mavericks ended up with 25 and the Wizards totaled 22 fouls.
Luka Doncic is a guy who played a role in this contest. Doncic shot 55.2% from the field and earned 6 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 38 mins and also totaled 15 boards. He finished with 41 points on 16 out of 29 shooting.
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Dallas comes into this one with a win-loss record of 25-24 for the season. They are averaging 112.9 pts per game (21st in the NBA) while connecting on 47.2% from the field. The Mavericks are hitting 36.1% on shots from downtown (720 of 1,992) and 74.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Dallas is grabbing 38.6 rebounds per contest and has totaled 1,081 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 28th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 12.3 times per game and as a group are committing 21.2 personal fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Mavericks have forced 13.6 turnovers every game while drawing 22.8 fouls. They are giving up 35.6% on shots from distance and they are 12th in basketball in PPG allowed (112.5). The Mavericks are giving up a field goal percentage of 48.1% (1,999 of 4,156) and they concede 43.9 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 11th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,182 relinquished this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Suns walked away with a victory by a final of 128-97 against the Hornets. When it comes to team rebounding, Phoenix allowed Charlotte to collect 39 in all (10 offensive). They finished 24.0% from distance by shooting 6 of 25 and ended up shooting 13 out of 18 at the charity stripe (72.2%). The Suns permitted the Hornets to knock down 39 out of their 96 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 40.6% for the game. In all, the Suns finished 47 out of 94 from the field which had them at 50.0%. With respect to 3-pointers, Phoenix converted 22 of their 40 attempts (55.0%). They were able to convert 12 of the free throws for a clip of 92.3%. The Hornets were called for 21 personal fouls for the contest which got the Suns to the charity stripe for 13 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while getting 3 steals for the game. The Suns were able to corral 40 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds for a total of 55 for the matchup.
Cameron Johnson ended up having an impact for the Suns for the matchup. Johnson earned 24 points in his 18 mins on the court and added 3 assists in this matchup. He made 9 of 11 for the contest for a rate of 81.8%, and earned 3 rebounds.
Phoenix has a win-loss record of 25-24 so far this season. The Suns have committed 21.2 fouls per contest and they connect on 79.5% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 27.0 times per contest (5th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.4 times per contest. Phoenix has earned 5,535 points so far this year (113.0 per game) and they pull down 43.6 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Suns are shooting 46.3% from the floor, which ranks them 22nd in the league.
The Phoenix defense allows 36.2% from downtown (551 of 1,524) and their opponents are making 78.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 23.4 assists and 42.9 boards every game, ranking them 5th and 11th in the league. The Suns on the defensive end are ranked 6th in the NBA in PPG given up with 111.7. They are able to force 15.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.0% from the field (13th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Phoenix
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